For Immediate Release - September 20, 2013

Homicide victim’s car back in Massachusetts

Investigators have located the car that belonged to a North Adams homicide victim. 

Police say a blue 2005 Ford Taurus (Massachusetts registration 88ZA27) that was registered to 84 year old ELLEN DEPAOLI was located yesterday afternoon in Bennington, Vermont.  The vehicle was seized Thursday night and was brought back to Berkshire County.  Investigators and Crime Scene Techs will be processing the car for possible evidence in connection with the death of DEPAOLI.   

DEPAOLI’S body was found inside her Walker Street home Tuesday evening.   

The investigation is being conducted by the North Adams Police Department, State Police Detectives assigned to the District Attorney’s Office, Officers from the Pittsfield Police Department and Deputies from the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department, members of the Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force.